With my entire Heart, I believe Your Words and meditate on them daily. I yearn for the day that crooked paths are made straight. My insatiable thirst for Your Presence eases every single one of my aches. My transformation has resulted in alienation. However, with You and in Your Holy Presence is the only place that my entire Heart desires to be. Free from condemnation and irrelevant alienation, taking up residence right beside You. The only thing that I have ever needed, and visualizing myself as You do, I am finally starting to see it. The Glory that is You, feeds my Spirit, feeds my soul, with all that is true. I marvel at the most microscopic evidence of Your Holy Presence. Pardon my persistence, for I never want us to be distant. I will seek You. I will find You. I will praise You. I will delight in You. I will speak to You. I will speak about You. I will Love You. I will adore You. I will fear You. I will draw nearer to You. I will be one with You. I am here to serve You, with my Life and through my death. Until my last breath.
The exposure of each and every one of my weaknesses has provided me with the keenest sense of direction and a previously unparalleled sense of strength. Grateful to those weaknesses for exposing everything that was otherwise perceived to be exploited. God works all for the good of those that Love the Lord, that have been called according to His Purpose (Romans 8:28).
Weakness on the Lord's battlefield is exactly where the enemy will attempt to deceive you, as he compels you to perceive yourself in the weakness, that is you alone.
However, as a soldier on the battlefield, Believers are never alone, irrespective of what it looks like, contrary to what it sounds like, and infinitely beyond all that could ever be conjured against you. If God be for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
My strength can be found in the Lord, along with my Faith, coupled with my thoughts, demonstrative in my actions, layered in with my Purpose, aligned within the Paths of Righteousness, in the shadows of the Lord.
An intense recollection of the direction that used to lead the way, being outdone by the deselection of the same, for the sake of His Will and His Holy Name.
Refusing to do what used to define me, in lieu of what He has defined me as, irrespective of whatever used to represent the past.
What an immense Joy to know that nothing was ever wasted and that the negative was made into a positive, paying forward and not paying back what could never be afforded to begin with.
Grateful to God for never breaking His Promises and being True to each and every one of His Words. To live as such, availeth much, to the dismay of a conniving and deceitful world that refuses to acknowledge Jesus Christ as its Lord and Savior, and the necessary reverence for God Almighty.
May the Life that I lead lead others to come to know Him by way of what they see in me. The Privilege of serving the Most High God with my whole Heart leads me to yearn for more of Him in totality, and not just random and convenient parts.
When I don't like it, may I become convicted and not conflicted with what the "Path of Righteousness" (Psalm 23:3) means to me, what it means for me and most importantly, the Greater that is to be, that extends beyond the likes of me.
The path is the path, and "surely Your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my Life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever."
When those feelings of inadequacy come to invade your thought process and try to uproot the “Seeds of Greatness” that God has deposited within you, gently remind yourself that
“The Cross Was Enough.”
Inadequate does not describe God’s impeccable plans that He has for your Life. The Cross was the covering for all things sinful and inadequate. They died on the Cross and the same Resurrection Power that raised Jesus Christ up from the dead, is the same Resurrection Power that we can use to raise ourselves up from those dead thoughts of inadequacy, not good enough, not pretty enough, not handsome enough, not smart enough, not talented enough, not intelligent enough, not outgoing enough, not fashionable enough, not slim enough, not fit enough, not tall enough, not whatever enough.
Remove those dead thoughts and renew your mind in alignment with God’s Word. His Word is True and His Promise is for all eternity.
With the same Resurrection Power and In Jesus Name, “The Cross Was Enough!”
The daily trials have already been rendered VICTORIOUS! God does not compel us to go where He has not already made provision. In abundance is howHe provides.
Oft times we wonder why we have been placed where we are and with the likes of those that we might not ordinarily fraternize with. However, God’s placement is extraordinary and not a surprise to Him. Sometimes He positions us amongst the very people, in places and among things that need to see and experience the Glory of God, that might not have otherwise experienced Him without your placement.
Trust in the Lord, for His Plans may indeed include us, however, they might not have anything to do with us and are definitely not about us. They extend beyond our limited comprehension and nestle into the Glory of His Story, that is solely reserved for Him.
Whenever you feel that a scenario such as the aforementioned applies to you, gently remind yourself the Scripture of 1 John 4:4, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
Trust in the Lord, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Revelation, and not our limited comprehension, lets us know that there are always “Greater Things In Store.”
Like Christ, most will not receive and or believe the Vision that has been deposited within you until it either comes to fruition or after the fact, when your Life is no more. With that said, trust in The Lord with what He has deposited within you and seek to please no man, no woman, no person, no place or no thing. “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33 NKJV).
The Lord does not seek the approval of the aforementioned before He does a thing within you. He needs not an ounce of anything in order to enact His Will. Therefore, we should do likewise in our approach to acting out His Will and His Purpose within and for our lives.
Understand that what God does is not solely for the benefit of one, but the benefit of ALL, doing what He has predestined us to do, so that no one may boast, unless they are boasting in the Greatness of The Lord (Jeremiah 9:24 NIV). We are Blessed in order to be a Blessing to others.
Do not lose focus or become distracted by the foolishness of a world that does not know God, as if He does not exist. Rather be the example of the Love of God that is demonstrative in ALL aspects of the Life that you lead. Bleed for the Truth and hemorrhage not for the antithesis of the Truth.
The Blessing to see another year in which all fear can only be seen in the rearview. Whatever happens moving forward will be orchestrated only by God, the Author and the Finisher of my everything.
The transformation was to compel the mind to leave it ALL behind. What God has for me is for me and me alone. What God has for you is for you and you alone. Moving forward, do not seek out what others have, for God already has your Blessing with your name on it. When we focus on others as opposed to focusing on ourselves, we begin to lose complete and total sight of the vision that God has for us, what He would like to impart to us, and what He would like to ultimately Bless us with. Hence the reason why we need to strictly and solely focus on The Lord.
His Faithfulness is as accomplished as our unfaithfulness. However, He seeks and chooses to Bless us anyway and irrespective of our shortcomings with regard to His Will and Purpose in and for our lives.
There is nothing that we can do to change the mind of an unchanging God that sees beyond our faults and shortcomings, in order for His Will to be complete in and through us. Had it not been for God on our side…
“Begin To Construct Your Life On The Foundation Of God’s Word,” knowing that the storms that you do encounter will do nothing but make you stronger in Him, declaring the Victory over an enemy that has already long since been defeated, even before our very own conception.
God makes ALL things New (2 Corinthians 5:17) and our transformation in Him, is the evidence that we actually grew.
The recreation of my situation is nothing but the confirmation of my Heavenly Father’s elation to my inevitable graduation from mediocrity to an established Covenant Relation.
With vision no longer being impaired, every move that I make demonstrates the reciprocal impartation that He first Loved, that He first cared.
I am and would be absolutely nothing had He not provided me the common sense to know that His Plans, His Purpose and His Destiny for me was and is not any form of bluffing.
Tired of being “lukewarm” to the idea and the notion that life is nothing but a rip current and I'm just aimlessly swimming in the ocean. My Lord and Savior walks on the very waters that I used to fear, leading me to the deep end, in order to uproot all of my ridiculous fears.
Overwhelmed by “His Love” and not with the uncertainty of ever finding something that already keeps me in abundance. I move forward, not tripping over what's behind me, including that of reluctance.
I give what was first given to me and look for everything in return, with the caveat being, I already have the very thing that I used to yearn.